Lourdes Drops Championship Match to Blake
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Lourdes High School girl’s tennis team will return to Rochester with the second place trophy this year. The Eagles lost to Blake 6-1 this afternoon in the Class A title match at the 2016 Girl’s State High School Tennis Tournament.
Lourdes advanced to the championship round by defeating Virginia 4-3 in the semi-finals, while Blake beat Foley to advance this morning. The Eagles opened the tournament Tuesday with a 6-1 win over Minnewaska Area in the quarterfinals.
Blake def. Rochester Lourdes, 6-1
Singles: 1. Libby Rickeman, B, def. Stephanie Petersen, RL, 6-0, 6-0. 2. Arlina Shen, B, def. Jane Spading, RL, 6-0, 6-0. 3. Sonia Baig, B, def. Sydney Elliott, RL, 6-1, 6-0. 4. Bella Suk, B, def. Catherine Patel, RL, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Lainey Axell & Sophie Skallerud, B, def. Clare Palen & Natalie Allison RL, 6-4, 6-4. 2. Sydney Allison & Ellen Gorman, RL, def. Sarah Juang & Abbie Nelson, B, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8) 3. Caroline Cameron & Emily Melin, B, def. Molly Belda & Anna Clayton, RL, 6-1, 6-4.